DLNA Certified HDTVs Are on Their Way to Becoming Mainstream – Q1 2011 Brings 1,000 More Certified Models

DLNA has got a lot to celebrate. The consortium now boast 4,000 DLNA certified HDTVs, 1,000 of which were just added in the early part of this year. For those unfamiliar, DLNA certification on your CE devices means you’ll be able to stream music, photo, and video content to and from other DLNA certified devices like your mobile phone, tablet, digital camera, laptop, HDTV, or home server with little fuss thanks to industry standardization. It’s predicted that total shipments of “Connected TVs” in 2015 will reach 138 million units worldwide. No doubt that’s in no small part due to DLNA members who have a hand in producing TV sets like these: AwoX, Broadcom, Cabot, Compal, Funai, HP, Hitachi, JVC, LG, MStar, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Samsung, SANYO, Sharp, Sony, Toshiba, and Trident. A full list of DLNA television can be found here.

“In just the first three months of this year, we saw an exponential increase in new television model certifications, demonstrating that the connected television is only increasing in importance as the focal point of today’s fully connected digital home,” said Nidhish Parikh, chairman and president of DLNA. “Consumers are demanding connectivity amongst all of their home entertainment products and require the flexibility to share content between products developed by a variety of manufacturers. This demand increases each year and we expect to see continued growth in DLNA Certified® televisions as a result.”

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